How do I choose an Exclusive Buyer's Agent?
Updated: Aug 3, 2018
Buying a property is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, and appointing the right buyer's agent for the job is critical to a successful outcome. Make sure you get this first step right, by using this buyer's agent checklist.
Buyer's Agent Checklist
Licensed – Are they a fully licensed real estate agent in the State or jurisdiction in which they are purchasing?
Insured – Do they have current professional indemnity insurance of at least $2M in the aggregate?
Qualified – What are their qualifications?
Knowledgeable – Do they have specialized knowledge of the local area in which they are purchasing, the regional market, and property investment?
Experienced – What is their background and experience as a buyer’s agent, property owner or investor?
Capable – What examples can they give of recent purchases and how did they achieve the best outcome for their client?
Client-focused – Are they flexible and responsive to each individual client’s specific circumstances and needs?
Connected – Do they have good relationships with Sales agents, and a network of reliable contacts they can refer to?
Results-driven – What strategies, processes and resources do they use to support a successful purchase?
Reputable – Can they provide client testimonials or references for recent purchases?
Exclusive – Do they have any affiliations with or receive payments or benefits from any individual or organisations involved in property sales?
Accredited – Are they accredited as an independent agent by their representative organisation? In Australia, the Real Estate Buyer's Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) is the national body representing Exclusive Buyer's Agents.
If you are looking for a REBAA accredited Cairns Buyer's Agent or Townsville Buyer's Agent in Queensland, Australia, contact NQ Buyer's Agent today.
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